SYDNEY: International Cricket’s Hall of Fame Bradman Museum on Wednesday honoured pace bowling legend and Pakistan’s bowling coach Waqar Younis for his services to cricketing fraternity on and off the field.

Waqar, known as the ‘Burewala Express’ during his playing days, was honoured at the 13th annual Bradman Gala Dinner at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The Bradman Honouree is a distinguished title which is given to two named personalities in the cricketing fraternity each year. The honourees are chosen on behalf of their services to the sport along with values, determination and humility as exemplified by Test batting legend Sir Bradman.

The 47-year-old Waqar is the first Pakistani to receive the honouree bat which features the original signature of the late Sir Donald Bradman as well as his own along with two hand-painted portraits of the former cricketers. Notable names such as Sachin Tendulkar, Mark Anthony and Adam Gilchrist have been the recipients of the honourable title.

Published in Dawn, November 14th, 2019